Genetic Confusion is the first studio demo tape by Danish thrash metal act Invocator. The demo was released in 1988 and is a self-released affair. While the original tape version of the demo is probably very hard to track down, Genetic Confusion was made available on the Early Years (1994) compilation where the band´s 2nd demo tape Alterations (1989) was also featured.
The 4 tracks on Genetic Confusion is fast-paced thrash metal in the vein of 1986 - 1989 era Kreator albeit more technically challenging. Lead vocalist/ guitarist Jacob Hansen has a voice that´s somewhat similar to Miland "Mille" Petrozza from Kreator, which of course doesn´t make the comparison less obvious. The tracks are generally fast-paced and fiercely aggressive.
The production is very good for a demo release from 1988. Raw and intense but all details are audible.
Genetic Confusion is a very impressive demo release by Invocator and while the band would develop their style further on subsequent releases Genetic Confusion is definitely worth a listen. A 3 star rating is warranted.